FARMINGTON — Ava Amador and Kayla Tuttle each scored a second-half goal Wednesday as the University of Maine-Farmington earned a 2-1 women’s soccer victory over Thomas College of Waterville.
Abbey Gilbert and Renee Dupre each had an assist for the 3-1-2 Beavers.
Arian Kumlangnlam scored for 1-6 Thomas.
Beth Lebel made one save on six shots in goal for UMF. Kate Thibodeau made 21 saves on 37 shots for Thomas.
Wheaton 4, Husson 2
At Norton, Mass., Will Nesbitt collected his first hat trick as Wheaton upended Husson.
Travis Blair also scored for 3-3-2 Wheaton.
Freshman Phil Frost scored twice for 3-4-1 Husson University of Bangor.
Pablo Mena and Federico Kelly had two assists each for Wheaton and Devin Delfino wasn’t forced to make a save on four shots.
Greg Dawson, Zach Emeigh and Patrick Van Dessel had assists for Husson.
Mason Smith made seven saves and Brian Potter had one on 31 Wheaton shots.
Big East eyes Navy, Air Force
NEW YORK — A person with knowledge of the discussions tells The Associated Press that Navy and Air Force are the top choices for Big East expansion, but as football-only members.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the conference does not want to publicly disclose its plans.
The Big East is regrouping after Syracuse and Pittsburgh decided to join the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Leaders from the Big East football schools and TCU, which is to join the league in 2012, met with Commissioner John Marinatto in Manhattan on Tuesday night. All the league’s members, including the nonfootball schools, committed to recruit new members.
Navy is an independent. Air Force plays in the Mountain West Conference.
Grand jury probes LSU fight
BATON ROUGE, La. — East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hiller Moore says a grand jury has finished its first hearing in the case of a bar fight in which suspended Tigers quarterback Jordan Jefferson is accused of kicking a man in the face.
Moore, who spoke after Wednesday’s hearing, says the grand jury is scheduled to reconvene next week for what will probably be its last hearing on the roles of Jefferson and reserve linebacker Josh John’s in the Aug. 19 fight. The grand jury will then decide which charges — if any — are appropriate for the two players, who were arrested Aug. 26, booked with felony second-degree battery an d suspended from the team.
Moore says he has invited the players to testify next Wednesday. Jefferson’s lawyers say their client will testify.